Ice-cream “Kulfi” in plastic cup
Ingredients: skim milk, butter, sugar, glucose-galactose syrup, stabilizer corn flour, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, turmeric , vanillin.
Nutritional value (per 100 g): fat 5 g, protein 3,3 g, carbohydrates 21,7, g of which sugar 14,5 g.
Energy value– 145 kcal/607 kJ.
Shelf life – 6 months at a temperature of - 18 °С.
Weight – 80 g.
Number of items in packaging unit – 30.
The recipe of this spicy ice-cream was created by specialists of “Dairy company Stavropolskiy” inspired by a popular frozen dairy dessert Kulfi from the Indian subcontinent.
Our ice-cream “Kulfi” can be especially attractive for them who look after one’s health and prefer unique and healthy desserts with rich taste. It contents only 5 % of fat and aromatic spices CARDAMOM, SAFFRON, CINNAMON and TURMERIC which have a lot of health benefits for body and brain.
Cardamom contents vitamins (C and B complex), minerals, phytosterols and essential oils and is believed to have antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, as well as the ability to help with digestive issues. As an antioxidant, it may help prevent heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants help the body’s cells fight back against daily damage due to free radicals. One study found that cardamom and black pepper may have a role in protecting the immune system. Other research notes that cardamom shows promise as a way to prevent skin cancer. And another study reports that cardamom powder has the potential to lower blood pressure. Also, cardamom is good to use as tonic and aphrodisiac.
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world because it must be harvested by hand. It also takes a large quantity of blossoms and dried stigmas to make 1 kilogram (kg) of the spice. The spice has a long history. It’s believed that humans used saffron as early as 3,500 years ago. Historically, people used it to treat a long list of health conditions, including: trouble urinating, menstrual issues, eye disorders, ulcers, stomach issues, tumors, mental disorders.
Saffron is a spice that comes from the flowers of crocus sativus Linné. The crocus grows in the Middle East and parts of Europe. It’s most commonly cultivated in Iran, India, and Greece. It only flowers for about three to four weeks during October and November. The flower produces dark red stigmas, also called threads, which are removed carefully by hand and dried. These are considered to be the saffron spice.
Saffron holds a high value as both a spice used for cooking and an alternative treatment for various health conditions. Some studies have shown the spice to be effective for a variety of uses.
Saffron is rich in vitamins (A, C and B complex) and minerals. It contents essential oil, pigments and flavonoids.
Saffron has been nicknamed the “sunshine spice.” And that’s not just because of its red and sometimes yellow coloring. The spice is believed to have mood-boosting properties.
Some chemical components of saffron may help to reduce blood pressure and provide protection against heart disease.
According to scientific studies saffron is effective treatment for symptoms of PMS and the more severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Saffron contains two chemicals, crocin and crocetin, which researchers believe may help learning and memory function.
Saffron is rich in both antioxidants and flavonoids. Antioxidants help protect the body from harmful substances. Flavonoids are chemicals found in plants that help the plant protect itself from fungus and disease. Researchers found that the chemical makeup of saffron may be effective in preventing and treating several different cancers.
Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice that is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum. It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. And it has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed what people have instinctively known for ages.
Cinnamon contents vitamins (K, E, C, A, B complex, folic acid), minerals, essential oils, tannins, aldehydes etc. The distinct smell and flavor of cinnamon is due to the oily part, which is very high in a compound called cinnamaldehyde. It is this compound that is responsible for most of cinnamon's powerful effects on health and metabolism.
Cinnamaldehyde may help fight various kinds of infection. Cinnamon oil has been shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi. It can also inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, including Listeria and Salmonella. The antimicrobial effects of cinnamon may also help prevent tooth decay and reduce bad breath.
Even more, test tube studies have shown that cinnamon can help fight HIV-1, the main type of HIV virus in humans.
Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants, which protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Also, the antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower the risk of disease.
A study in mice with colon cancer revealed cinnamon to be a potent activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon, protecting against further cancer growth. Animal studies and test tube experiments indicate that cinnamon may have protective effects against cancer.
Cinnamon can improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
Cinnamon can dramatically reduce insulin resistance, helping this incredibly important hormone to do its job. As a result, cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels. Apart from the beneficial effects on insulin resistance, cinnamon can lower blood sugar by several other mechanisms. First, cinnamon has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal. It does this by interfering with numerous digestive enzymes, which slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract. Second, a compound in cinnamon can act on cells by mimicking insulin. This greatly improves glucose uptake by cells, although it acts much slower than insulin itself.
Cinnamon has good impact on brain functions. Two compounds found in cinnamon appear to inhibit the buildup of a protein called tau in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. In a study looking at mice with Parkinson's disease, cinnamon helped to protect neurons, normalize neurotransmitter levels and improve motor function.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Tumeric contains vitamins (B, C, E, PP), minerals, essential oils and compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high. It's around 3%, by weight.
Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium (one study shows that is as effective as exercise, another shows that it works as well as the drug Atorvastatin). Also, it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a potent antioxidant.
Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, it is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, except without the side effects. Curcumin actually targets multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway, at the molecular level. Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases.
Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body's own antioxidant enzymes.
Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer. Studies have shown that it can reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumours), metastasis (spread of cancer), as well as contributing to the death of cancerous cell.
Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain. Also, сurcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
Summarizing the above, if curcumin can really help prevent heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's, then this would have obvious benefits for longevity.
It is important to note, we use only high quality spices for producing of our ice-cream “Kulfi”.
Enjoy this fantastic dessert and get benefits of spices!